Our anti-counterfeiting practice implements aggressive, multifaceted and coordinated brand protection strategies for clients. We have brought numerous lawsuits against entities and individuals engaged in the distribution and sale of counterfeit goods resulting in extraordinary remedies such as ex-parte seizures of goods and documents which establish the violations, and even asset freezes. We endeavor to obtain orders for the destruction of counterfeit items. We have also obtained substantial monetary damages for our clients.
Working with an extensive network of partner firms located around the world, we are well positioned to assist your business in developing proactive strategies and best practices for thwarting international counterfeiters and importers wherever they may be located. When needed, we collaborate closely with United States Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”), as well as other federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, training officers to identify reproductions of our clients’ products and rapidly investigating vendor arrests and detentions of counterfeit items. Our attorneys have extensive experience working with the CPB, and, on our client’s behalf, we will collaborate with CBP and other law enforcement agencies to support criminal enforcement actions against suspected counterfeiters.
It is useful to have your IP recorded at customs so that the CBP can stop counterfeiting at the border. We assist clients in recording and renewing registered trademarks and copyrights with the CBP. We also work closely with CBP officers to assist in their identification of counterfeit goods by preparing training materials and conducting demonstrations. Using the resources of the federal government is a particularly cost-effective means to stop counterfeits and infringing items that are imported into the U.S. from abroad.